These five publications have been designed for free consultation in association with the Sloane Consortium of UK national institutions which hold the original manuscript catalogue documents and related collections of Sir Hans Sloane: The British Museum, The British Library, and the Natural History Museum, London. All content is reproducible as long as the source is indicated by referencing the publication and the name of the institutional owner of the original catalogue manuscript as listed above and on the information pages of the publications themselves.
The publications will be available for online consultation for three years until December 2022, when the Sloane Consortium envisages being in a position to migrate this significant research data to a larger discovery platform which will encompass a more comprehensive range of open access catalogues of Sloane’s collections.
To cite the individual digital editions of Sir Hans Sloane’s catalogues, please use the following citations:
- MS 3972B
Sloane MS 3972B of folios listing manuscript material removed from 3972C. Digital Edition. Alexandra Ortolja-Baird, Julianne Nyhan, Victoria Pickering, Kim Sloan and Martha Fleming Eds. 2019. https://enlightenmentarchitectures.reconstructingsloane.org/catalogueMS3972B/index.html
- MS 3972C Vol.VI
MS 3972C Vol VI Sloane’s catalogue of books and printed ephemera. Digital Edition. Alexandra Ortolja-Baird, Julianne Nyhan, Victoria Pickering, Kim Sloan and Martha Fleming Eds. 2019. https://enlightenmentarchitectures.reconstructingsloane.org/catalogueMS3972Cvol6/index.html
Sir Hans Sloane’s Miscellanea which comprises his catalogues of Miscellanies, Antiquities, Seals, Pictures, Mathematical Instruments, Agate Handles and Agate Cups, Bottles, Spoons. Digital Edition. Kim Sloan, Alexandra Ortolja-Baird, Julianne Nyhan, Victoria Pickering and Martha Fleming Eds. 2019. https://enlightenmentarchitectures.reconstructingsloane.org/cataloguemiscellanies/index.html
- Fossils I
Sir Hans Sloane’s Catalogue of Fossils including Coralls, Serpents, Echini, Crustacea, Starrfishes, Humana. Digital Edition. Victoria Pickering, Alexandra Ortolja-Baird, Julianne Nyhan, Kim Sloan and Martha Fleming Eds. 2019. https://enlightenmentarchitectures.reconstructingsloane.org/cataloguefossils1/index.html
- Fossils V
Catalogue of Fossils including Fishes, Birds, Eggs, Quadrupeds. Digital Edition. Victoria Pickering, Alexandra Ortolja-Baird, Julianne Nyhan, Kim Sloan and Martha Fleming Eds. 2019. https://enlightenmentarchitectures.reconstructingsloane.org/cataloguefossils5/index.html
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